Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Deepen your understanding of the history of civil rights in America by listening to the voices of people who live it. Listen to more voices at StoryCorps.org/MLK
“I said, ‘Dr. King, I am John Robert Lewis.’”
“Being in a place like that, I didn’t feel like we was human.”
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2020: A Year in Stories
As the year comes to a close, look back on 2020 through StoryCorps conversations from our year in review.
Where I Come From
Barnie Botone was 22 years old when he got his very first job on the railroad. At StoryCorps, he remembered the day he told his grandmother the news.
“Everyday that we step foot on that bus, we come home with the possibility of not infecting ourselves only, but our loved ones.”
New York City bus operators Tyrone Hampton and Frank de Jesus talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their calling.
The View From Here
Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years until one day she quit and decided to become a bridgetender on the Ortega River Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. She planned to work there for a year. Eight years later she came to StoryCorps to talk about why she stayed.